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Facebook's Zuckerberg Donates $500 Million to Education Charity

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he is donating nearly $500 million in stock to a Silicon Valley charity with the aim of funding health and education issues.

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78 Texas School Districts Without Safety Plan

Seventy-eight Texas school districts either have failed to submit state-mandated safety plans in the event of a mass shooting or have filed ones that are too incomplete to be useful, Attorney General Greg Abbott said on Dec. 17.

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Energy Efficiency Lowers School District Costs

While the Reedsburg Area School District’s energy use is up slightly, a cost analysis shows an eight-years savings of more than $550,000 because of a number of efficiency improvement projects.

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Souderton Area School District Mulls In-School Advertising

With North Penn School District moving forward with placing advertising in its schools, Souderton Area School District has put a tentative foot on the advertising bandwagon.

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Illinois to Spend $45 Million on Early Childhood Education

 The state of Illinois will spend $45 million on early childhood education in underserved areas.

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Montgomery BOE Votes to Upgrade Security Equipment

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Montgomery County Board of Education called an emergency meeting today to address safety measures and security upgrades at the 55 schools in its system.

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Washington Governor Proposes New Fuel Tax For Education

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is proposing a new wholesale vehicle fuel tax to help cover the costs of getting kids to school.

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School Board Votes to Stick with Race to the Top

The Howard County Board of Education narrowly defeated a motion Tuesday, Dec. 18, to withdraw from the federal Race to the Top program that the system signed on to in 2010.

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Arizona Group Eyes Allowing Guns in Schools

A group that advocates for pro-gun, state legislation said Wednesday guns should be allowed in Arizona public schools to provide protection against shootings such as the one in Connecticut.

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iPaid: Online Payment Technology Makes Districts Smarter

School Boards across the country are passing resolutions asking Congress to stop drastic education funding cuts that automatically go into effect January 2, 2013, if the impending “fiscal cliff” is not stopped.

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